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We still have some time before the Memorial Day sales roll in, but you can find great deals on must-have electronics even now, ahead of the holiday. With the weather getting better and with many pandemic restrictions beginning to ease up, chances are that the summer will be all about outdoor activities: pool parties, birthday celebrations, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, camping and barbecues, picnics, beach days, you name it. No matter what you plan on doing this summer, Bluetooth speakers are a great sound accessory — whether you’re on the go, or hanging out at home.
Below, find 10 of the best deals on a variety of speakers, including Anker Soundcore, JBL Flip 5, and Harman Kardon. Want more sound suggestions? Check out best soundbars, plus deals on Amazon’s Echo Dot, and over-ear headphones.
This small but mighty speaker is not only ultra portable thanks to its size (it weighs just 1.3 pounds), but provides high-quality sound that is comparable to many other higher-end brands out there. The deep bass and full-sounding mids and trebles will be even clearer if you purchase a second speaker for stereo sound. It’s 100 percent waterproof with a tear-resistant silicone strap, which means it’s perfect for whatever activity you’re getting up to.
Anker’s Soundcore Bluetooth Speaker is a durable, lightweight speaker with pretty good sound quality given the price. The portable speaker boasts 24 hours of battery life, and Bluetooth 4.2 technology to maintain a strong, stable connection, up to 66’ away.
This portable speaker offers up to 360-degrees of sound in a compact cylinder shape that’s not much larger than a smartphone. The aluminum alloy bass diaphragm and 24w high-power, full frequency, dual-drive speaker ensuring a high-fidelity sound system that has 30 hours of battery life. It’s equipped with Bluetooth 5.0, and it’s IPX7 Certified Waterproof so you can listen to it in the shower, the pool, or at the beach.
The JBL Flip 5 speaker could end up being one of the summer’s must-have gadgets. This lightweight, waterproof, portable Bluetooth speaker can go with you anywhere, rain or shine. It has 12 hours of playtime and you can buy it in several different colors including teal, green, blue, white, grey, red, and yellow. Turn your soundscape up a few notches, by pairing two or more JBL party boost-compatible speakers.
This powerful and stylish wifi-enabled subwoofer speaker is perfectly sized for any room. It’s got precise, balanced audio and built-in Alexa, so you can control your music without even touching the speaker. The app allows you to customize presets, connect to other Alexa-enabled devices, and control playback demands. While the 10-pound speaker is not portable (you have to plug it in to the wall), it has a gorgeous retro design that will look great no matter where you place it.
This is one durable unit: It’s not “it’s alright if you spill some water on it” waterproof, it’s “can be submerged in up to one meter of water for a half hour” waterproof. Like, “it floats in the pool” waterproof. It’s also “drop proof,” meaning being clumsy won’t mean certain disaster, and the 15-hour battery means it really is perfect for parties and other high-intensity uses. You can pair it with other Ultimate Ears Boom and Megaboom speakers, and it can also charge wirelessly via the Power Up charging dock (sold separately).
The SoundAngel A8 Touch Bluetooth Speaker is a great little speaker (3.3” x 3.3” x 1.4”) with a cool design. You’ll enjoy 12 hours of battery life, and Bluetooth range up to 66.” As a power-saving feature, the speaker automatically shuts down when Bluetooth is disconnected for 10 minutes.
This premium wireless speaker from Harman Kardon features a rechargeable battery that supports up to eight hours of playtime. Crafted from aluminum with a fabric finish, the portable, waterproof speaker can be placed in any room in the house (or you can carry it outside), and it connects to up to two devices at a time.
At $15, this portable 2” speaker is a good gift that kids can place in their rooms, or connect to their backpacks. It has 30” wireless range, Bluetooth 5.0, and a rechargeable battery giving it over four hours of playtime. Besides the Spiderman design pictured, the miniature speaker is available in other Marvel characters including Hulk, Thor, and Iron Man, in addition to Mickey Mouse, Star Wars, Spongebob, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, and more beloved characters.
If you’re looking for a bulky option with heavy bass, this bluetooth speaker from Sipniu is a decent choice for outdoor listening. Features include: four loudspeakers with double bass, double tweeters, and a rear heavy bass guide tube. The Bluetooth technology lets you connect it to your smartphone and other devices. It has a range of up to 100,” flashing LED lights, and it’s battery operated.